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Do you fish Shady Camp, Mary River and Channel Point? Take the Land Claim Survey NOW!

i May 3rd No Comments by

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The Aboriginal Land Commissioner has commenced inquiry into the Woolner / Mary River Region Land Claim (No 192) and the Peron Islands Area Land Claim (No 190) – Would you suffer if you lost access or if access became costly / exclusive?

The claims relate to the bed and banks of parts of the Mary River (including Shady Camp, Shady Fresh, the Rockhole, Mary River Bridge Lagoon), parts of the bed and banks of the Wildman River (near the mouth), as well as the inter-tidal zone (coast line) at Channel Point / Northern Anson Bay and the Woolner / Mary Region (From the Mouth of the Adelaide River to near Tommycut Creek).

In his report, the Aboriginal Land Commissioner is required to inform the Minister (the decision-maker) about the impacts/ detriment that other people (like recreational fishers) may suffer if the claims are granted and future access becomes prohibited or costly.

So, if you fish in any of these areas, then we need to hear from you! Now! First-hand information from recreational fishers will be essential to AFANT being able to substantiate detriment issues for the statement we are preparing to lodge with the Commissioner.

If you care about fishing at Shady Camp, Channel Point, Mary River or Wildman River; you should take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Click here to take the survey now and put your evidence on the record!

 

We are also happy to accept more detailed submissions from fishers, clubs and associations. Please send these to research@afant.com.au with the subject: Mary / Perons Land Claim. All submissions must be received by Friday May 11.

 

 

Darwin Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum with OzFish Unlimited

i Mar 20th No Comments by

Habitat Forum Inviation

The OzFish Unlimited -  Darwin Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum  (supported by AFANT), will be on at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club on the evening of April 19.

It is sure to be a great night and an exciting opportunity to learn more about the role of habitat in supporting healthy recreational fisheries and current fish habitat issues in the NT. It will also be a great chance to find out more about OzFish Unlimited and how Australian fishers can get involved and make their own fishing better!

Registrations by (April 13) are essential, don’t delay, click below to register now!

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LAST DAY to NOMINATE for 2017 NT RECREATIONAL FISHING AWARDS

i Nov 14th No Comments by

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to recreational fishing?

The biennial NT Recreational Fishing Awards are hosted by AFANT in partnership with the NT Government and the Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee. Awards honour individuals & organisations – recognising stewardship, leadership and excellence in the recreational fishing sector.

AFANT are calling for nominations for the following categories:
• Individual award
• Youth (under 21)
• Fishing tourism operation (lodge, charter or guided fishing)
• Fishing media/writer/media personality/show
• Fishing competition
• Territory’s top recreational fishing researcher

Awards will be presented at a gala event at Parliament House on November 24

Click here to download a nomination form!

Telephone Enquiries: (08) 8945 6455
Email: research@afant.com.au

Don’t let excellence go unnoticed. Nominate your friend, club, business or competition now!

 

Nominations Close Wed Nov 15

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The 2015 winners

2017 NT RECREATIONAL FISHING AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

i Oct 26th No Comments by

2017 NT RECREATIONAL FISHING AWARDS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to recreational fishing?

The biennial NT Recreational Fishing Awards are hosted by AFANT in partnership with the NT Government and the Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee. Awards honour individuals & organisations – recognising stewardship, leadership and excellence in the recreational fishing sector.

AFANT are calling for nominations for the following categories:
• Individual award
• Youth (under 21)
• Fishing tourism operation (lodge, charter or guided fishing)
• Fishing media/writer/media personality/show
• Fishing competition
• Territory’s top recreational fishing researcher

Awards will be presented at a gala event at Parliament House on November 24

Click here to download a nomination form!

Telephone Enquiries: (08) 8945 6455
Email: research@afant.com.au

Don’t let excellence go unnoticed. Nominate your friend, club, business or competition now!

 

Nominations Close Wed Nov 15

awards

The 2015 winners

2017 AFANT Annual General Meeting

i Apr 12th No Comments by

The 2017 AFANT Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday April 2, at Tracy Village.

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It was great to see AFANT Members and supporters turn out to catch up on the year that was, and to take a look at the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.  Elections saw Warren de With returned as President, Scotty Mitchell returned as Secretary, and Megan Brown re-elected to the Committee.

Following the formalities, special guest NT Fisheries Minister Hon. Ken Vowles gave an update on the Territory Government’s commitment to invest $50M into recreational fishing infrastructure and other projects. The Minister announced the roll out of fast-tracks for projects including upgrading the Shady Camp ramp, sealing the carpark at Dundee boat ramp, upgrades to facilities and security at Dinah Beach ramp, repairs to the Corroboree Billabong road, as well as consultancies tasked with investigating Artificial Reef building, FAD deployment and new land-based fishing infrastructure.

The meeting also featured a presentation from Inquiry Chair Justice Rachel Pepper, outlining the process of the Independent Inquiry into Fracking, and CDU Associate Professor David Crook, who delivered an update on his exciting project, which uses sonic tags to track barramundi movements in the Roper River. These presentations were highly informative and engaging, with many questions coming from the floor.

Members and guests enjoyed a free BBQ lunch and took the chance to catch up, while AFANT spoke with the waiting TV media. Thanks again to all who attended and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next AGM in about 12 months time!

Click the Image to Download the AFANT The Annual Report Jan – Dec 2016.2017 AFANT Annual Report